Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary

Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary, Hartbeespoort: Hours, Address, Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary Reviews: 4.5/5

Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary

Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Monkey Sanctuary is one of several sanctuaries in a group of sanctuaries, including the elephant sanctuary that provides for orphaned and abused animals. Situated west of Hartbeesport Dam alongside the Elephant sanctuary it provides an environment where monkeys (primates) can be given their freedom in a natural environment. The sanctuary situated in one of the many Kloofs (Gorges) of the Magaliesberg mountain range provides the perfect environment for Monkeys from around the world.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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fredhorst23
New Orleans, LA53 contributions
It's not their fault but it's just ok
Sep 2021 • Couples
I wrote about this place in my elephant sanctuary review, so this will be brief. They don't control the monkeys of course, but as a result you don't really see any besides the capuchins that like to mess with people. This is likely luck of the draw, but it was really disappointing to not see anything else. Also, about half of the walk is through an area that you are later told never has any monkeys because of the hawks. They should probably look into running the path to some other areas to provide a bit better experience.
Written 30 September 2021
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Ciara G
Johannesburg, South Africa9 contributions
Monkey on your shoulder!
Jun 2020
We went for an anniversary and had an amazing time!!! Terribly sad that so many of these animals ended up there due to irresponsible and illegal pet ownership. But a wonderful day out!
Written 25 March 2021
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Spretorius
18 contributions
Monkeying around 👀
Feb 2021 • Family
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to monkey sanctuary. Despite being quite expensive for locals. We had a lovely guide who went through trouble with my kids making sure that they were comfortable with the monkeys and each had a personal encounter with them
Written 7 February 2021
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Dear Spretorius Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that the kids had such a great time. We are always exploring possibilities to make it more affordable without dropping the standards, but maintaining a sanctuary comes with many expenses. We hope to see you soon again sometime. Regards
Written 18 February 2021
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Zanzanette
6 contributions
Disgusted
Jan 2020 • Family
I have been to the sanctuary a couple s years ago and can not remember that you only saw monkeys at the entrance gate and at end of the walk
But the worst part was an old lady of 80 that the staff allowed this lady to do the walk with out warning her it is not an easy walk and hang bridges. The lady fell a couple of times. Our guide later called for help and he said she must wait for help. My family and i agreed to stay with her. We waited a bit but nobody came. We started to walk slowly back but the ladies leg could not hold her up and we had to sit down with her on the ground. Later help came but it was just another guide and the lady still had to walk to the end. While we were waiting for her to get her breath, we saw another old lady with her grandchild and we knew that lady was also going to battle.
I just wonder if my family and I did not decide to stay with the lady and help her, catch her when she fell down, what would have happened. She could have broken a leg, a hip. Anything could have happened and tje guard to his group and left her alone and then the help was just another guide and no plan was made to get the lady back to the entrance but to get her to walk.
I released this sanctuary has changed and is just a tourist place because out your 3 kilometers walk you see two different species of monkeys at the entrance and again at the end. Just two types of monkeys then whole word and for the 2 km you do not see any monkeys or Bush babies as they advertise. I was very disappointed and I will not spend my money on this tourist facility as it is not a honest and real sanctuary. And that they had no emergency to help the old lady, left her alone and never warned her about the type of walk
Sorry after seeing a real monkey sanctuary
Vervet Monkey Sanctuary in Limpopo you can not even equal the two. Very disappointed
Written 12 January 2020
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Good day. Thank you for taking the time to write this review about us. I am sorry to hear that you find our facility disappointing. We have a 7ha farm where our primates roam free in. There are approximately 158 primates that live in our care which have been pets or rescued from the pet trade and now all have the opportunity to live freely in our sanctuary. We cannot guarantee that you will see all the primates at every tour as this is a free-roaming enclosure. We have also ensured that our descriptions of our tours are conveyed to guests when making the booking, including the walk. This is also well documented on the forms that are completed before partaking in any tour. We hope that you one day, you could visit us again to hopefully enjoy this experience as so many other have.
Written 14 January 2021
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Alan Paul
Lanseria, South Africa11 contributions
Perfect for young children
Dec 2019
My wife and I took our grandchildren aged 4 and 5 for an educational experience and it was fabulous. Our guide was well informed and knowledgeable and answered many questions. The young girls were awestruck with the antics and behaviour of the monkeys and learnt a lot. We can definitely recommend this experience.
Written 8 January 2020
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Good day AlanMPaul Thank you kindly for your great feedback and review. We appreciate it. We are so happy to hear that your grandkids had such an educational experience here with us and learned more about primates. Our guides love being bombed by questions from kids - so I suppose they had just as much fun as the kids. Looking forward to having you here again soon Regards
Written 9 January 2020
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Vixen148
Johannesburg, South Africa13 contributions
Fun!
Dec 2018
I visited the monkey sanctuary in 2018, and I really loved it. You get to learn about the monkeys close up and personal, and it's impressive to see the work being done there.
Written 14 November 2019
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Hi there Vixen148 Thank you so much for your kind review. We appreciate the feedback. Looking forward to see you here again soon. Regards
Written 16 November 2019
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Luc H
Oberkochen, Germany269 contributions
A sanctuary to help retrenched monkeys
Sep 2019
The park is set up with great artistic flair and creativity. The walkways are full of detail and interesting. The monkeys are mostly non endemic species but rather mostly South American species that are cute when small but develop a more serious character when they get older. That’s when their owners abandon them. Worth a visit if you want to support their cause.
Written 17 September 2019
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Thank you for your review. We are pleased to know you had a great educational experience here with us. Regards
Written 27 September 2019
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zeenat m
Pretoria, South Africa16 contributions
Wonderful place
Sep 2019 • Friends
Really nice please to visit if you like animals the monkeys are very friendly a little naughty as they try to steal whatever you have in your pocket . Beware they are not afraid to jump on you and hitch a ride on your shoulders or head . This a lovely place to visit if you enjoy the outdoors

Written 9 September 2019
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Hi zee14tar Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are pleased to know that you had such a great time amongst our primates. We look forward having you here again soon. Regards
Written 10 September 2019
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Kerry W
Johannesburg, South Africa73 contributions
A fun walk through the monkey sanctuary
Aug 2019
A nice active outing for the family. The guide takes you through this large sanctuary offering visiting monkeys peanuts while giving you thier stories. There are no cages here but the monkeys are generally cautious except for the odd capuchin who is determined to get into backpacks. An hour walk through with swing bridges keeps children active. It appears pricey but the cost covers the needed food fand upkeep for the monkeys and lemurs.
Written 6 September 2019
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Good day Kerry W. Thank you for the time you took to write this review about us. We are pleased to know that you had such a great educational experience here with us and that the kids had a great outing. We look forward having you here again soon. Regards
Written 8 September 2019
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Pam B
Johannesburg, South Africa174 contributions
So fun!
Aug 2019 • Couples
We enjoyed an uncrowded visit to the sanctuary on a sunny day middle of last week. It was great fun to interact with so many "naughty" monkeys. They socially groomed us, tried to grab glasses, and picked our pockets looking for snacks. The tour was educational, and the two suspension bridges were outrageous. I shocked my husband by crossing them both!
Written 19 August 2019
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Good day Pam B Thank you so much for the review! We are so pleased that you had such a great time here and that you crossed the two suspension bridges. Looking forward seeing you again soon. Regards
Written 22 August 2019
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